46th Annual Law Review Symposium

Start Date
Friday, March 31, 2023 - 8:45 am
End Date
Friday, March 31, 2023 - 2:30 pm
Event Contact Name
Jennifer Grismore
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Event Description


You are cordially invited to attend the 46th annual ONU Law Review Symposium. Registration for the event starts at 8:45 a.m. and the symposium begins promptly at 9 a.m. in Room 129 in Tilton Hall.

This year's symposium is entitled "Bail Reform: A Necessary Measure or Non-Issue?" Following the passage of Issue 1 and Ohio lawmakers’ unsuccessful attempt to pass meaningful bail reform legislation, many Ohioans are held in jail pretrial simply because of their inability to pay. The panel will examine wealth-based detention and explore the importance of considering the accused’s ability to pay the financial conditions of their release. It will also compare Ohio’s current pretrial system with other models that promote pretrial liberty.

This year we will hear from several law experts including:

- Professor Donald Caster, University of Cincinnati College of Law presenting “Cash Bail, Coercion, Wrongful Convictions, and the Constitution: The Price of Freedom in Ohio is Too High.” 

- Professor Wendy Calaway, University of Cincinnati presenting “Reforming Bail Reform.”

- Patrick Higgins, Policy Counsel, ACLU presenting “Ability to Pay and its Importance in Ending Ohio’s Wealth-Based Detention System.”


A moderated panel discussion will immediately follow the event. 

The event is sponsored by the Ohio Northern University Law Review and is pending approval for 4.0 General CLE hours by the Supreme Court of Ohio.